From page 53 of ' New Every Morning '
at the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
The Carpi Trio : Erotik (From
Lyric Pieces, Op. 43, No. 5) (Grieg). Ich liebe dich (I love you) (Grieg). Brahms Fantasy
French for Older Pupils
' Comment la France est-elle gouvernee? '
E. M. Stephan
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Catherine Stewart (contralto)
September 24, 1935, marked the centenary of Bellini's death at the age of thirty-four. Bellini was a Sicilian. He studied at the Naples Conservatoire, where he met Donizetti and Mercadante, who were fellow students. In 1825, while still at the Conservatoire, Bellini's first opera, Adelson e Salvina, was produced. Among the audience was the manager of La Scala, Milan, and of San Carlo, Naples, who immediately commissioned the young composer to write an opera for Naples. In the following year Bellini finished Bianca e Fernando, which scored a greatX success with the Neapolitan public. This was the beginning of a brilliant career, for his operas earned international fame, three of the most outstanding being La Sonnambula, I Puritani, and Norma, which were all once very popular in England. The chief characteristic of Bellini's music is the limpidity and lyrical charm of its melodies. As a melodist Bellini is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest of all times.
Delibes, who had enjoyed many years of almost unchallenged eminence as a composer of ballets and similar light music for the stage, was also ambitious to write grand opera. Two important operas came from his pen-Lakmé and Kassya-both of which were written for the Paris opera. Delibes was at work on Kassya when he died. It was finished by Massenet and first produced in 1891. One of Dvorak's greatest admirers was Brahms, who was one of the first in Germany to recognise the genius of the Czech composer. And it was due to Brahms's influence that Dvorak's music was first published and performed in Germany. Dvorak was no less an admirer of Brahms, and his orchestration of Brahms's Hungarian Dances, originally written for piano duet, bears testimony to this fact. No doubt it was the folk element in this charming series of dances that particularly attracted Dvorak, who was, of course, himself an ardent composer of national music. Brahms was usually restrained and inclined towards austerity in his use of the orchestral palette, while Dvorak was precisely the opposite. The latter's genius in handling the orchestra is well shown in his orchestral versions of the Brahms Hungarian Dances that will be heard this morning.
Conductor, Harry Pell from the Hippodrome Theatre,
2.5 Stories from World History
' In a Monastery in the Middle Ages a dramatic interlude by HUGH Ross WILLIAMSON
Many great men of the Middle Ages found that life was cruel and savage, and that war was destroying the things they cared for. So they shut themselves away from the world in monasteries-in little societies of their own where they lived according to rules which they believed would please God.
This afternoon you are going to hear about the life of one of the greatest of these monks-St. Bernard -and his monastery at Clairvaux. A man who knew him wrote: his face was radiant with a light not of earth but of heaven '.
' Eyes '
R. C. GARRY , Ch.B., D.Sc.
Broadcast transmitters send out waves through the ether. These waves have a comparatively long wavelength. Your wireless set detects these waves of the ether and turns them into waves in the air.
The sun, lamps, and very hot things also send out waves in the ether, but these waves have a very short wavelength. Your eyes detect these waves and, with the help of the brain, turn them into light and colour. In this way we learn about the shape, size, and colour of things at a distance from our bodies.
Joe Davis v. Horace Lindrum a commentary during play by Willie Smith from Thurston's Hall
by Frederick Stone
from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Lesson, Genesis xxiii
Magnificat (Byrd in D minor)
Lesson, Romans viii, 18--end
Nunc Dimittis (Byrd in D minor)
Anthem, Purest and Highest (Stanford)
Hymn, Still throned in Heaven
(A. and M. 687)
Directed by John MacArthur
Directed by Henry Hall
including Weather Forecast
The Fourth Programme of New and Unknown Artists presented by Carroll Levis and Bryan Michie supported by the BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by John Weaver
Ivor Dennis at the piano
The BBC Variety
A new presentation of popular music
A full orchestra of twenty alternating with A small string orchestra
Playing song hits of today and favourites of yesterday
The entire programme scored for orchestras and conducted by VAN PHILLIPS
Vocal refrains by LESLIE DOUGLAS
May I have the next romance with you?
I'm forever blowing bubbles
Sing something in the morning I'll see you again Rap tap on wood
Charmaine Keep your eyes on Ira Love Parade
Me and the boy friend No more
Oh, by jingo
There's a small hotel
Keep your sunny side up
The memory of a tiny shoe The King's Horses
Have you forgotten so soon ?
Season 1936-7 from Queen's Hall, London, W.I
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
THE BBC -
Leader, PAUL BEARD
Conducted by Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bart.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Tickets can be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.1, Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.1, and usual Agents. Prices (including
Entertainment Tax) : 10/- to 2/-.
Directed by Henry Hall